About Jenifer Coleman
At a Glance
- 2008: Became Master Esthetician
- 2007: Graduated from The Spirit Institute
- 2004: Became a Certified Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of VA in April
- 2003: Graduated from American Institute of Massage
- 2001: Graduated from Longwood College with a BSBA
- 1997: Graduated from Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center in June
- 1997: Became licensed with the Commonwealth of VA as a Licensed Cosmetologist
- 1996: Graduated with an Advanced Studies Diploma from Fluvanna County High School
While in high school, I knew that my career would not involve sitting behind a desk all day. I first decided to try my hand at Cosmetology, but I was terrible at it! My cosmetology teacher talked me in to coming back and completing the course because I could do all the technical things that were needed to earn my certification — I just had no styling ability. She knew that a Cosmetology license was an “umbrella license” in Virginia at the time, so I took her advice and finished the certification.
During the second year of cosmetology, we learned massage. It was the week that we learned facial massage that I knew I was supposed to be a massage therapist.
I didn’t want to go to college because I knew then that I’d be a massage therapist. Thankfully, my parents encouraged me to continue my studies at Longwood College. Knowing that I’d open a massage therapy practice one day, I decided to major in business management.
I was very grateful to my parents, because not only did the college education give me the skills to be where I am now, it opened many doors that otherwise would not have been opened. I also made life-long friends that to this day I don’t know what I would do without!
After working for a few doctors, including chiropractors, I found myself in a position to do what I had always wanted to do…own my own business. I had 5+ years of massage therapy experience, a good patient following, and a massage studio that has turned out to be a dream come true.
I’m in business for one reason — I want my patients to have healthy, happy, pain-free lives. Period. In fulfilling this mission, I also want to be sure that my massage rates are reasonable, because I feel that massage is not a luxury — everyone should be able to afford wellness.